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Rachiyta Jain is a Research Associate in the School of Informatics at the University of Edinburgh. She is currently working on the privacy insurance project (PRINSUR) through which she is trying to understand the role and scope of insurance in protecting consumers from cyber offences. 

 

She is a computer science engineer and a lawyer, with specialization in cyber laws, who is passionate about using the integration of her skills to research about issues surrounding technology and law. She recently completed her LLM in Innovation, Technology and Law from the University of Edinburgh. Rachiyta deeply cares about addressing legal issues surrounding privacy, content regulation, and individual rights on online platforms. Her recent research interests also include exploring social, ethical and legal issues arising from the use of AI in various domains. 

 

Rachiyta has had the opportunity to user her technical skills for research on cybersecurity. Specifically, she produced two technical research papers, based on sensitive and live incidents. She worked on linux server administration and implemented an Intrusion Detection System for USB Attach attacks and Fake Broadcasts (MITM) on NIC Servers. She also did research on Advanced Persistent Threats (APTs) wherein she assessed the vulnerability, mimicked the attack, exploited a target machine, and formulated recommendation for strategic response.  

 

She is the Co-Founder of The Cyber Blog India, a nationally recognized blog in the domain of cyber law, cyber security and cyber forensics in India. She has an experience of leading capacity building programs in collaboration with public and private entities to build collective resilience among netizens through education and awareness. Rachiyta was also appointed the Cyber Cell Ambassador of Saharanpur District by SSP Shri Nitin Tiwari during his tenure, post which she went ahead to train the Law Enforcement Agency of Uttar Pradesh on cyber security. She has also trained the law enforcement officers of Telangana and Gujrat in partnership with UNICEF and CPF on investigating cybercrimes involving juveniles and authored police training manual titled “Cyber Crime Against Children and Investigation Methodologies for Law Enforcement Agencies.”  

 

She has been awarded the Cyber Blogger of the Year award by the Asian School of Cyber Laws, Home Department (Government of Maharashtra), Mumbai Police Cyber Crime Wing and IIT Bombay. She was also the winner of the Social Media for Empowerment Award in “online safety” category. Additionally, her work to digitally empower rural communities in India was awarded by the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, who gave her the Mahila Shiksha Suraksha Award (Women Education and Safety Award).  

Qualifications

  • Integrated B.Tech Computer Science and LLB Hons. (with specialisation in cyber laws), University of Petroleum and Energy Studies 2018.
  • LLM in Innovation, Technology and Law, University of Edinburgh 2022.

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